Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Best Pictures That Never Were: Day 7

Year: 1971
Move: A Clockwork Orange
Best Picture Winner: The French Connection

The French Connection is a great movie but the effect of A Clockwork Orange will stay with you forever.
Derby-topped teddy-boy hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has his own way of having a good time - at the expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess' novel. Controversial when first released, A Clockwork Orange won New York Film Critics Best Picture and Director awards and earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture. The movie still has the power to grab you and keep you tangled up in the messed up world of Alex until the very end.
The French Connection is a great movie that everyone should watch but A Clockwork Orange is an experience that you won't get from any other movie.

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